Emotions

Day 2 – What kind of drinker are you?

Today we want you to think about what kind of drinker you are – what do you use alcohol for,...

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Day 4 – Internal Pitfalls

Depending on what kind of drinker you are, you might be more likely to struggle with external pitfalls – other...

Day 5 – Coping with Internal Pitfalls

This is the last of our four posts that focus on obstacles (possible pitfalls) that might interfere with a successful...

Day 7 – Procrastination: Why we Choose Short-Term Rewards over Longer-Term Goals, and How to Beat it

This month you are doing something you probably don’t usually do – avoiding all alcohol. During your MOB you will...

Day 10 – Why can alcohol make me feel good and make me feel bad? Alcohol, the brain and emotions

Alcohol and your brain In today’s post we dig a bit deeper into the brain, and what alcohol can do...

Day 12 – FOMO

On FOMO Depending on what kind of drinker you are, you might feel a particular sense of discomfort during your...

Day 13 – Cognitive distortions: Three tricks our minds play on us, and how to beat them

If you want to improve your relationship with alcohol – whether you’re giving it up for a bit during a...

Day 14 – Alcohol and (Flawed) Decision-Making

Some of the main reasons people have for wanting to cut back on heavy drinking or stop completely, are the...

Day 15 – Cravings: Taming and Retraining your Internal critic and Internal Saboteur

We have already spoken a bit about how our internal self-talk can be a possible pitfall. Negative self-talk can be...

Video – Feelings, Mood and Stress (18 mins)

Day 23 – Rewards

After a tough day at the laptop, or eight hours of childcare, a stiff gin and tonic doesn’t feel like...

Day 24 – We need to talk about Momentum

So, you’ve stopped. You’ve cut down. And whatever your reasons for doing so, it’s now been a few months, a...

Day 26 – Rolling with ambivalence

We have devoted quite a lot of the Sober Sprint / MOB content to topics that would help you navigate...

Day 28 – Self-Acceptance

Practicing Unconditional Self-Acceptance Not being sure whether you have all achieved 100% in your Sober Sprint / MOB and what...

Day 29 – Values

On Day 24, we wrote about ambivalence – our tendency to ‘sit on the fence’ when it comes to making...

Day 30 – Looking back – reflecting on your Sober Sprint / MOB

This article was originally Helen’s final post on the very first, October 2015, Month Off Booze programme, which included weekly live...

Julian – Breaking away from the Old

This post is a guest blog by Julian Kirkman-Page, who works in the City of London, is a keen member of...